For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we take a look at what $275,000—give or take $5,000—can purchase Inside the Perimeter right now.
Anyone looking for condominiums will find a large inventory around the city, but narrow that search to single-family homes, and the selection is more geographically limited to west and south of downtown.
Regardless of home type, space is quite varied as well, with the largest in this roundup maxing out at a little more than 2,100 square feet. The smallest house, meanwhile, brings less than 1,000 square feet.
Located on Preston Lane in Browns Mill Park, directly south of downtown Atlanta, this 2015 Craftsman-inspired home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,161 square feet, making it the largest in this group. The slate gray exterior gives way to a bright white interior that reflects plenty of natural light. A fenced backyard, meanwhile, contains a patio for private entertaining and relaxation. Recently listed by Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, the current asking price is $270,000.
Found in Duo Condos in Castleberry Hill, this 2006 unit contains 1,196 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Additional spaces include a large storage room at the end of the garage, plus “the largest private patio in downtown.” (Penthouses notwithstanding, that might not be an overstatement.) For monthly HOA fees of $376, building amenities include a fitness center and a swimming pool. A RE/MAX Center listing, the asking price is $270,000.
Situated on Parsons Place in Washington Park, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage encompasses 1,350 square feet. The 1945 dwelling underwent a full renovation and now includes new systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical), a new roof, new floors, new kitchen, and new bathrooms, per the listing. The private, fenced backyard also features a new deck for outdoor entertaining. Originally listed in November for $275,000, the current listing with Solid Source of Georgia LLC calls for $272,999.
Built in 2006 as part of Central City Condominiums in Old Fourth Ward, this updated 1,062-square-foot condo comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Access the private balcony from either the living area or the master bedroom. For substantial HOA fees of $455 per month, you could enjoy such amenities as a swimming pool, clubhouse, and fitness center. Listed with Compass, the current ask is $275,000.
Following a full renovation, this 1947 cottage on Paxon Street in Kirkwood showcases an open floorplan with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 946 square feet. Refinished hardwoods, Art Deco-style lighting fixtures, new electrical systems, windows, and plumbing join new siding to lend this house a fresh look. The property was first listed in September for $325,000, but has since undergone four price cuts. The Keller Williams Peachtree Road listing now asks $275,000.
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264 Preston Lane S.W. (Browns Mill Park)
425 Chapel Street S.W., Apt. 2105 (Castleberry Hill)
87 Parsons Place S.W. (Washington Park)
384 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E., Unit 101 (Old Fourth Ward)
1547 Paxon Street S.E. (Kirkwood)